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  • NHL draft: The best player ever picked at every spot from 1-31

    USA Today "While it’s indisputable that NHL teams are more likely to find a superstar in the first few picks of the draft than they are later on, USA TODAY Sports research shows that quality picks can be found deep into the first round. In many cases, we found multiple desirable..." June 20

  • Corey Perry Bought Out By Anaheim Ducks

    Last Word On Hockey "The Anaheim Ducks have bought out winger Corey Perry. The buyout will cost $2 million in actual dollars for each of the next four seasons. The buyout will carry a cap hit of $2.625 million in year 1, $6.625 million in year 2, $2 million in year 3, and $2 million in year 4 according to..." June 19

  • Ducks GM Bob Murray has a long offseason to-do list

    Orange County Register "Bob Murray scratched one massive item off his offseason to-do list Monday, when he hired Dallas Eakins as the 10th coach in the Ducks’ history. Murray has plenty of work still ahead of him though before he and his fellow NHL general managers take their customary summer..." June 19

  • Anaheim Ducks Make Several Front Office Moves

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Anaheim Ducks have announced several moves in their front office, following their recent hiring of head coach Dallas Eakins. David McNab has signed a two-year contract extension to stay in his position of senior vice president of hockey operations, while Dave..." June 18

  • Three reasons why the NHL salary cap could get tighter

    Sportsnet "I have a theory. And, after the Rangers/Winnipeg trade involving Jacob Trouba, I’ve decided to lay it out. That deal was a surprise because the Jets were asking for more, and, on paper, Trouba is worth a greater return. So, why didn’t it happen? I think..." June 18

  • Report: Multiple teams fear that salary cap will be less than $82M

    The Score "The salary cap for the 2019-20 NHL season could come in below the $83-million upper limit that was initially estimated. The NHL and NHLPA are meeting Tuesday, and many teams reportedly told TSN's Bob McKenzie that they're concerned about the current forecast for the..." June 18

  • Dallas Eakins Hired By Anaheim Ducks

    Last Word On Hockey "The Anaheim Ducks have hired Dallas Eakins as their head coach. Terms of the deal, including length and pay, have not be released. His hiring was delayed as the Ducks looked at other candidates. Dallas Eakins was most recently the coach of the Anaheim..." June 17

  • NHL draft: Six of the worst picks in league history

    USA Today "The NHL draft will be held Friday night and Saturday in Vancouver. Here's a look at some of the worst draft decisions NHL teams have made through the years: In 1993, the Ottawa Senators drafted Quebec Major Junior Hockey League star Alexandre Daigle with the No. 1..." June 17

  • Dallas Eakins 'last man standing' in Ducks head coach search

    TSN "Dallas Eakins is the last man standing in the Anaheim Ducks search for a head coach, according to TSN's Frank Seravalli. Seravalli is also reporting that Candidates who interviewed for the head coaching job have been informed they’re out. A formal announcement is..." June 16

  • Corey Perry on the Edmonton Oilers would make some sense

    Edmonton Journal "This in from TSN’s Darren Dreger, his speculation that the Edmonton Oilers might be interested in Anaheim forward Corey Perry if Perry is bought out of the final two years of his deal in Anaheim. Dreger said it’s not horrible for the player if he’s bought out, as he..." June 13

  • Examining the Ducks’ options with Corey Perry

    Pro Hockey Talk "One way or another it appears as if Corey Perry‘s time with the Anaheim Ducks is coming to a close over the next few weeks. Over the weekend the Athletic’s Pierre LeBrun andEric Stephens both reported extensively on the team’s willingness to move on from..." June 11

  • Opportunity Coming For Ducks Prospects

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Anaheim Ducks still don’t have a head coach for the 2019-20 season, but we now know whoever it is will be leading a much different group. The Ducks are on the edge of a huge roster overhaul, one which might bring plenty of opportunity with it for their young prospect..." June 11

  • Corey Perry and the Anaheim Ducks look to be parting ways

    Yahoo! Sports "Corey Perry has been with Anaheim his entire 14-year career, a tenure spanning back to when the franchise was still called the Mighty Ducks. However that run, it seems, is coming to an end. Pierre LeBrun has reported that both parties are “on the same..." June 08

  • Ducks to interview coach Scott Sandelin

    TSN "The Anaheim Ducks have added another name to their list of head coaching candidates. According to TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun, the Ducks will interview University of Minnesota-Duluth coach Scott Sandelin this week. Sandelin joins a growing list of candidates that will..." June 02

  • Ducks' search for a coach moving into high gear

    Los Angeles Times "The Ducks’ coaching search has picked up steam as several names have surfaced to fill the last vacancy in the NHL. In addition to Dallas Eakins, coach of their minor league affiliate San Diego Gulls, others in the mix are Dallas Stars assistant coach Todd Nelson and New York..." May 31

  • Gary Bettman's War and Peace: The cases for, against a lockout-free CBA

    ESPN "Putting Gary Bettman in charge of hockey labor peace is like putting a cat in charge of rodent safety. There are just some things that are inherently, instinctually part of an individual's comportment, and there's nothing they can do to suppress the urges. For Bettman,..." May 30

  • 12 NHL goalies potentially available through trade or free agency

    Sportsnet "The 2018-19 season was the year of the tandem netminder. The trend of having a 1A/1B situation in net opposed to a 65-game starter has been building for some time now and the merits of this strategy have been a defining aspect of the season. Two of the Vezina Trophy finalists started..." May 25

  • Full List Of 2019 Expiring Draft Rights

    Pro Hockey Rumors "When drafting a player out of North America or more European countries, a team acquires their exclusive negotiating rights for a set amount of time. Each year on June 1, a long list of players see those rights expire and they become unrestricted free agents. While this doesn’t always..." May 24

  • Six contracts with cap concerns that could be traded this summer

    Sportsnet "As a rule, even rich people hate spending money on nothing. It’s just one of those things that irks the human soul on a fundamental level. Given that, there’s understandable hesitation when it comes to the potential of buying out players on cumbersome contracts. Sometimes..." May 23

  • 7 NHL teams staring into the infernos of salary cap hell

    Sportsnet "Winning comes at a cost. “When we’re not dealing with cap issues, we’re probably rebuilding,” Toronto Maple Leafs president Brendan Shanahan recently explained on Prime Time Sports. “The better you become, the less peaceful it is, the more..." May 21

  • Beware of the 5 NHL teams with extra first-round draft picks

    Sportsnet "The trade winds, they are a-blowing. Come June 21 in Vancouver, keep an eye on the five NHL teams that hold an extra first-round pick to use at the 2019 NHL Draft. Last spring, four late first-round selections were swapped on draft night, starting at No. 22. While..." May 17

  • Five-alarm fire: NHL playoffs show officiating, review process need significant overhaul

    USA Today "It’s no longer a question of whether the NHL should look at how the game is officiated. The question is: How could they not? This year’s Stanley Cup playoffs has provided overwhelming evidence that significant changes are required. What happened Wednesday, when..." May 16

  • Anaheim Ducks Forward Ryan Kesler Underwent Successful Surgery

    Last Word On Hockey "The Anaheim Ducks have announced that center Ryan Kesler is sidelined a “lengthy period of time” after receiving surgery on his right hip. Ryan Kesler Receives Hip Surgery Kesler has been battling injuries for the past two seasons,..." May 13

  • Report: Ducks to interview Islanders associate coach Lane Lambert

    The Score "Barry Trotz's right-hand man could be in line for a head coaching job of his own. Lane Lambert will interview for the Anaheim Ducks' vacancy, reports Sportsnet's John Shannon. The New York Islanders associate coach previously served on..." May 13

  • Anaheim Ducks Sign Lukas Dostal

    Yardbarker "Lukas Dostal has broken news of his own signing, posting on Instagram that he has signed a three-year entry-level contract with the Anaheim Ducks. Dostal spent this year playing in several leagues in Europe, including in the Czech Republic and Finland. The team has not yet officially announced..." May 10

  • Artemi Panarin tops 2019 Free Agent Frenzy class

    TSN "The Bread Man is going to make cake. Artemi Panarin delivered the goods despite a circus swirling around him in Columbus, leading the Blue Jackets to the best season in franchise history. Now, after fulfilling his contract, he’ll head to free agency as the No. 1..." May 10

  • Anaheim Ducks Interested In Ryan Miller Return

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Anaheim Ducks are interested in bringing back Ryan Miller for another year, according to Andy Strickland of Fox Sports Midwest. Strickland suggests it would be a bonus-laden contract, meaning it could only be for one season. Miller is scheduled to become an unrestricted free..." May 03

  • Fighting in the NHL is brutish and outdated, and needs to be banned

    USA Today "Yet another NHL player has been seriously hurt because Gary Bettman insists on fighting a losing game. Carolina Hurricanes rookie Andrei Svechnikov is in the concussion protocol and likely to miss Game 4 of the playoffs Thursday night, an outcome just about anybody could..." April 17

  • Ducks' Kesler may need career-ending hip surgery "Ryan Kesler could be facing career-ending surgery as the Anaheim Ducks center searches for options regarding his surgically repaired hip. "We have to find some options for me. Not just for hockey, but for my life," the 34-year-old said Sunday, two days after the Ducks season..." April 08

  • The Real NHL Expansion Markets Are in Europe

    The Hockey Writers "For any professional sports league, growth is crucial. The NHL has shown that they know this by adding the Vegas Golden Knights in 2017-18 and a new team in Seattle for the 2021-22 season. For the next expansion, the NHL needs to look bigger than North America. They need to look to..." April 08

  • Ducks’ Ryan Getzlaf fined $2,500 for roughing vs. Kings

    Sportsnet "Anaheim Ducks centre Ryan Getzlaf has been fined $2,500 for roughing committed against Los Angeles Kings‘ centre Adrian Kempe, the league announced. At the 19:12 mark of the third period during the teams’ game on April 5, Getzlaf struck Kempe with a questionable..." April 07

  • Ducks Assign Three To The Minors

    Pro Hockey Rumors "With their season coming to a close, the Ducks have sent a trio of players to the minors.  According to the AHL’s Transactions page, Anaheim has sent defenseman Jacob Larsson, center Sam Steel, and winger Max Jones to San Diego of the AHL. Larsson..." April 06

  • Report: NHL, NHLPA agree not to change playoff format

    Pro Hockey Talk "The NHL’s current playoff format is reportedly sticking around, at least for one more season. According to a report from Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic, the NHL and NHLPA have agreed to extend the format, as well as the current divisional alignment, for one more year. Even..." April 03

  • Ducks rookie Troy Terry could miss 3 months with broken leg

    Orange County Register "Troy Terry’s broken leg will be placed in a cast for five weeks and he could be sidelined for between two and three months after he was hurt during the Ducks’ loss Friday to the Calgary Flames, which could be a significant blow to the San Diego Gulls’ AHL playoff..." April 03

  • Anaheim Ducks Forward Troy Terry Injured

    Last Word On Hockey "The Anaheim Ducks announced that center Troy Terry is sidelined for an undetermined amount of time with a lower-body injury with a supposed broken tibia injury. In Saturday’s game against the Calgary Flames, Troy Terry blocked a shot by Flames defenseman Mark Giordano and..." April 01

  • Broken doors, missing nets: Ex-players reflect on NHL's obsession with neutral-site games

    The Score "Alan May can't recall every single game of his dizzying pro hockey career. After all, he skated for 16 teams across five leagues from 1986 to 1999. But he does remember the night in February 1994 when a players' bench inside Richfield Coliseum - a since-demolished arena near..." April 01

  • John Gibson deserves to be Vezina candidate, if not the winner

    Pro Hockey Talk "If there’s one travesty come June when the NHL’s awards are handed out, it’s that John Gibson won’t be up on stage receiving the Vezina Trophy for the NHL’s best goaltender. Yes. John Gibson. An NHL goaltender on one of the worst teams in the league, a..." March 30

  • Ducks fail to reach playoffs following several long losing streaks "The Anaheim Ducks failed to make the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the first time in seven seasons, a stretch that included five straight Pacific Division titles from 2012-13 through 2016-17. The Ducks (32-36-10) were eliminated from playoff contention when the Arizona Coyotes defeated the..." March 27

  • Ducks give discouraging update on Eaves, Kesler

    Pro Hockey Talk "Back in 2016-17 Anaheim Ducks forward Ryan Kesler was wrapping up the first year of a six-year, $41.2 million contract extension and still looking like one of the league’s best shutdown centers. He finished with 22 goals and 58 points for a Ducks team that reached the Western..." March 23

  • NHL must eradicate refereeing oversights before playoffs

    Sportsnet "You know there has been an astonishing interpretation of the NHL rule book when the most shocking thing about the Canucks’ 3-2 shootout win Sunday against the Dallas Stars was not Vancouver winger Tim Schaller scoring twice. Or the Canucks winning. Frequently..." March 18

  • Troy Terry impressed Joe Sakic with stick-handling in a phone booth

    Denver Post "During the NHL lockout of 2004-05, 7-year-old Troy Terry shot pucks at Joe Sakic, the Avalanche center and team captain who also played goalie for kids in his driveway. Fourteen years later, and standing outside of the visiting locker room at the Pepsi Center for the first time..." March 16

  • Ryan Kesler likely to miss rest of Ducks' season

    Yardbarker "The Anaheim Ducks are well out of the playoff race in the Western Conference, meaning they don’t need to rush players back from injury for the last bit of the season. That could mean that Ryan Kesler’s year is finished after 60 games, given his chronic hip pain and absence recently...." March 15

  • Ducks’ bobblehead shows evolution of Ryan Getzlaf’s hair

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Anaheim Ducks are celebrating their 25th anniversary this season and have spent much of the year looking back at their past. Overall, it has been a pretty successful past. They have two Stanley Cup final appearances, a championship, have been home to a handful of Hall of Fame and..." March 11

  • Ducks' Ritchie fined for cross-checking

    TSN "Anaheim Ducks forward Nick Ritchie has been fined $4,121.86 for cross-checking Montreal's Christian Folin Friday night, NHL Player Safety announced.  The fine is the maximum allowable under the league's collective bargaining agreement.  " March 09

  • Is the NHL the future of marijuana in pro sports? Why it could be

    ESPN "Player X is in the NHL. After home games, he has a routine. Typically, he'll meet a few teammates at a local restaurant for a late dinner. He likes to order steak after games -- medium rare, with a side salad and mashed potatoes. Then he'll go home. Player X sometimes has a..." March 07

  • Ducks’ defensive change under Bob Murray has paid off

    Orange County Register "Something had to change. The Ducks lost seven consecutive games and were outscored 37-8 before General Manager Bob Murray fired Randy Carlyle and assumed the coaching duties himself Feb. 10. Their defensive play had to improve, so Murray tweaked their game plan.  In the simplest..." March 06

  • NHL GMs propose new rule for players who lose helmet in game

    Sportsnet "NHL players minus their helmets, hair flapping in the breeze as they attempt to rejoin the action, could soon be a thing of the past. The league’s general managers announced Tuesday at their meetings in Florida that a new rule has been drafted that would force skaters to..." March 05

  • Anaheim Ducks Sign Defenseman Simon Benoit

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Anaheim Ducks have made an unexpected splash into the free agent market, signing a player off their AHL squad. TVA’s Renaud Lavoie reports that the Ducks have signed undrafted QMJHL product Simon Benoit to a three-year entry-level contract...." March 05

  • Silfverberg signs five-year contract with Ducks "Jakob Silfverberg signed a five-year contract with the Anaheim Ducks on Saturday. Financial terms were not released.  The 28-year-old forward, who has 24 points (16 goals, eight assists) in 56 games this season, could have become an unrestricted free agent July..." March 02

  • Ducks goalie John Gibson excited to be back on ice after injury absence

    Orange County Register "In hindsight, maybe it was for the best. Well, maybe not the concussion. Or the back, neck and head pain. Or the oral surgery. Or the weight loss. But perhaps a nine-game layoff was exactly what Ducks goaltender John Gibson needed after a season..." March 01